News Archive: 2013


The social, economic and environmental value of agricultural productivity in the EU

The authors of the study discuss impacts of agricultural productivity on markets and food security, rural income and employment, resource use, climate protection, and biodiversity. They conclude that ... continue >

Interview of Dr. Steffen Noleppa for on German plant breeding

The editorial department of has recently conducted an interview with Dr. Steffen Noleppa, member of the HFFA Executive Committee, on the contribution of German plant breeding... continue >

Genetic engineering against hunger

In a press conference of Deutschlandfunk with the Bundesverband Deutscher Pflanzenzüchter e.V. on genetic engineering against the hunger in the world, Prof. von Witzke and other sc... continue >

Prof. von Witzke in an interview of DW TV on food speculations

Deutsche Welle TV conducted an interview with Prof. Harald von Witzke, agricultural economist at Humboldt University of Berlin and President of HFFA e.V., on food prices against the background th... continue >

Boden - Fundament des Lebens

The German version of the latest publication of HFFA "Boden - Fundament des Lebens" is now available as pdf.   The author, Christoph Künast, describes ways to sustainably maintain the fund... continue >

The social importance of plant breeding in Germany

The working paper investigates the impact of plant breeding in Germany on social welfare, food security and the protection of climate and natural resources. The study describes the social role of plan... continue >

Dr Paarlberg "Politics in World Agriculture"

The video shows Dr Paarlberg's presentation at the 5th HFFA Annual Meeting in Berlin on 17 January 2013. He explaines positive basic trends he still sees in agriculture despite the world food cri... continue >

HFFA 5th Annual Meeting

The 5th HFFA annual meeting took place in Berlin from 16-17 January 2013 - again on the eve of the International Green Week. The title of the conference was "Who will grow tomorrow's food?". Almost... continue >

The value of Neonicotinoid seed treatment in the European Union

The first 2013 HFFA Working Paper investigates the socio-economic and environmental contribution of NNi to the European Union and the catalysing role it plays in modern agriculture. In addition, the s... continue >